Academic Editing: Beyond Basics

Presenter:   Mary Rykov, PhD

Length:   Three sessions of 75 minutes each

Language:   English

Level:   Introductory

Type:   Informational

Member price:   $138

Non-member price:   $230

Academic competition combined with limited academic resources can create pressures for students that may pose challenges for the freelance editors they contact to hire. The rewards of working with postsecondary students, however, far outweigh any challenges.

Do you want to edit postsecondary student texts? Learn skills and resources that will enable you to

After this webinar, you will

  • Appreciate academic stressors for undergrad, grad, and doctoral students
  • Recognize and respond appropriately to students’ time-management issues
  • Share and acquire practice wisdom and resources for academic editing
  • Understand the revised Editors Canada Guidelines for Ethical Editing of Student Texts
  • Learn about supports available to Editors Canada members



Mary Rykov, PhD

Mary H. Auerbach Rykov is a poet and essayist who is published in numerous print and web venues; her poetry collection, some conditions apply, launches Spring 2020. She holds a PhD in Adult Education (UT, 2006), an MA in Music Therapy (NYU, 1995), and a BA in Psychology and Communications (SFU, 1985). She has contributed in various ways since joining Editors Canada (Toronto Branch) in 2010, most recently as project lead to revise the Guidelines for Ethical Editing of Student Texts for the National Executive Council. Mary is an unabashed education junkie who loves working as a scholarly-academic editor, writing mentor, and proofreader for Pulp Literature Press.
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